Welcome to the Foundations of Reconstruction blog! Our mission is to lay the biblical foundations for freedom in a society under God. We want to equip the young people of America and the next generation of Christian Reconstructionists with the blueprints necessary to build society under God and His Law-Word.
We believe God’s Law-Word is perfect (Ps. 19:7), love (Galatians 5:14, Romans 13:8-10), justice (Isaiah 42:4), good (Ps. 19:9), righteousness (Ps. 119:160), and truth (Ps. 119:142). Because the law is simply a reflection of God’s character, we believe that any society built upon God is necessarily built upon his law. If we want the nations to look to us and ask “what nation is there so great”, we believe it will be because we “hath statutes and judgments so righteous as this law” (Deuteronomy 4:1-9).
As we see the modern self-destroying worldview drawing to a close, we believe Christians need to be equipped with an alternative. A biblical alternative. We will be required to reconstruct a society which is in the ashes into which all man-made constructs eventually reduce themselves. We need a biblical foundation upon which to build. Upon which to reconstruct society. If we do not have this, we can never see society shaped in terms of God’s Law-Word. And, this not being the case, we will not see biblical freedom, justice, righteousness, peace, and order.
Having established the law of God as the foundation upon which any lasting society must be built, we must make an important disclaimer: we do not believe in societal revolution as the way to reconstruct society. “The key is regeneration, propagation of the gospel, and conversion of men and nations to God’s law-word.”(Institutes of Biblical Law, 113)
Our position is that 1) man is “dead in trepasses and sins”, 2) God “quickens us (by grace are you saved)”, 3) through this quickening God “puts His law in our inward parts, and write it in our hearts”, and thus man is 4) “[re]created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
Because the law is so key to any societal reform, we believe that the gospel (“the power of God to salvation”) must first work in the act of indwelling the law in the hearts of men. If this change of heart occurs, we expect that men act differently – according to the character of God revealed in his Law-Word. For this reason, we do not believe that a top-down, bureaucratic system is never able to establish social order. The change must take place at the lowest level of government (self government) and work its way outward from there. As Dr. Gary North so wonderfully articulates: “Politics fourth”.
Additionally, we see a necessity to focus upon the whole counsel of God, for all is theópneustos (God-breathed). We thus seek to exegete all of scripture, from Genesis to Revelation. We seek to understand God’s purpose in creation (Gen 1-2), fall (Gen 3:1-6), and recreation (Genesis 3:7-Revelation 22:21).
Last but not least, we also see it as necessary to boldly proclaim a risen and ascended Savior who is Lord over all. We want to proclaim the “crown rights” of Christ as King. We believe thus that all earthly potentates must “kiss the Son or perish” (Ps. 2) and that “all enemies will be put under His feet” (Ps. 110:1, I Cor 15). We believe in a victorious Messiah, first over us as rebels against Him and His law, and then over every act of man until “every thought is brought captive to the obedience of Christ” (II Corinthians 10:5).
We hope this blog will serve to encourage, challenge, and equip you to be an ambassador for Christ in the cause of reconstructing society in terms of Him and His revealed will.
For Christ Alone,
The Foundations of Reconstruction Team